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What is the most suitable antonym for the word loud?

Antonym is a concept that's widely misunderstood. It involves negation, always a slippery concept, and supposes that there are pairs of opposed words X and Y, where X means not Y, and Y means not X. ...
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Why are there different words that have the same meaning?

Every definition must use words that are themselves defined. Because the lexicon is finite, the process ultimately must be circular. (The term "bootstrapping" is sometimes used for this ...
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Why are there different words that have the same meaning?

English is a rich language which has acquired a huge vocabulary over the centuries. According to Oxford Languages, perplex comes from the Latin with the sense of 'tangle', baffle comes from the French ...
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Why are there different words that have the same meaning?

Your question is founded on a false premise: "perplexed" and "baffled" have very similar meanings, but they are not identical. The various dictionaries available don't agree ...
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Meaning of sentences begining with "such is..."

Such is an allomorph of so and is used in many of the same constructions. Such introduces predicate nouns and so introduces predicate adjectives It's such a loss! It's so soft! (intensifier use) He's ...
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Why are there different words that have the same meaning?

I often google the meaning of a word; and in the Google definition of, say, a word x it says:- y,z. I google the definition of y, it says in the meaning:- x,z; and when I look for the meaning of the ...
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